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Does Your Bathroom Need a Tub-to-Shower Conversion?


A bathroom remodeling project is a great way to really take stock of your bathroom needs: what do you use and what don’t you use? What do you want for your bathroom going forward? It’s during this time that many homeowners choose to opt for a tub-to-shower conversion. This move might not be for everyone, but it might be the right call for your home. Here’s what you need to know about making the switch from a bathtub to a standing shower.

Why Choose a Tub-to-Shower Conversion?

Most households have a bathtub that also has a showerhead so that they can choose between a shower and a bath, depending on their needs at the time. But a bathtub might not be necessary — or wanted — for every bathroom. In some cases, a standing shower might be the better option. Here are a few reasons homeowners might opt for a standing shower:

  • Homeowners never make use of the bath and only opt for showering
  • Homeowners have mobility issues that make stepping into the bathtub difficult
  • Homeowners want more space in their bathroom than the bathtub allows
  • Kids have recently grown and moved out and parents prefer a shower

Benefits of a Tub-to-Shower Conversion

A tub-to-shower conversion is not for everyone. In fact, most homeowners prefer the option of a bathtub. However, there are a number of benefits to certain homes when it comes to tub-to-shower conversions, especially for homeowners looking for better access and safety or less maintenance when it comes to their bathrooms.

  • Easy access
  • Less space required
  • Non-slip tiles for added safety
  • Lower maintenance
  • More targeted water pressure

Disadvantages of a Tub-to-Shower Conversion

However, it is also important to know that there are things you’ll lose in making the conversion from tub to shower. Mainly, tub-to-shower conversions can be lacking in home value, as most homeowners prefer a tub. The upfront cost of the conversion is also more expensive than simply updating your tub and shower setup. And, of course, in making a tub-to-shower conversion, you lose out on having a tub. However, if the benefits outweigh the disadvantages for you, then feel free to make the tub-to-shower conversion.

Thinking about a tub-to-shower conversion for your bathroom remodeling project? MBC Remodeling can help you decide if this is the right call for you as well as help make your bathroom remodeling vision a reality on the whole. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a free consultation.


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